President Obama isn't allowed to get a new iPhone for Christmas

President Obama, lonely BlackBerry user

This week President Obama revealed a small tech revelation. He's not permitted to get an iPhone for "security reasons." He still rocks a BlackBerry, apparently. The struggling Canadian company's most famous customer remains so in part because BlackBerry is considered more aggressive about encrypting its user data. And then there's the comfort factor. Slate tech blogger Will Oremus explains.

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Will Oremus is a tech blogger for Slate.

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